• 12 June 2018

Lanterns will Light Up for Matariki

When the opportunity to participate in a 3D sculpture workshop at Marsden Karori arose, our Year 9 art and design girls jumped at the chance.


Terence Turner is a professional jade carver and props maker for the film industry, making his imaginative designs come to life at Weta Workshop. Under his expert guidance students explored concepts and ideas, then created some wonderful lanterns which will light up the Wellington waterfront as part of the City Council's Matariki Parade on 29 June.


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Parent feedback:

I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how thrilled we were that Lulu was able to participate in a one day workshop with a member of the Weta Workshop design team recently.

Astrid Visser organised a very special opportunity for some of the year 9 girls in 9WH to learn some 3D sculpturing skills straight from an expert and practitioner in the field. Astrid told me she was impressed with the creative thinking of the girls and wanted to recognise their efforts with this special chance.

I’m writing after Lulu told me how inspiring the day was for her, and I wanted to share that with you. And to simply pass on our sincere thanks for offering a school environment where your teachers are enthused and empowered to dream up out-of-the-box learning events like this one.


Thank you Astrid for making this wonderful workshop a reality and Terence for your mentoring, inspiration and just a hint of magic! Come the Matariki Parade, the sky really will be the limit for our girls and their lanterns.